LDL Cholesterol, Direct

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID LAB102
EPIC ORER LDL CHOLESTEROL, DIRECT
CPT Code(s) 83721
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine: 30; Stat: 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube / Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube)
Micro: 0.5 mL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top
Stability



Unspun: 4 hours
Spun/Separated,
Room Temp:
8 hours
Spun/Separated,
Refrigerated:
3 days
Frozen: 3 weeks
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day;
STAT: YES
Turnaround Time STAT: 1hr
Routine: 2hrs
Reference Range Normal: ATPIII Classification Guidelines:
NHLBI Recommended Ranges for Adults (20+yrs)
mg/dl
Optimal: <100
Low Risk: 100 - 129
Borderline High: 130-159
High: 160 - 189
Very High: ≥190

NHLBI Recommended Ranges for children (2-19 yrs)
mg/dl
Desirable: <110
Borderline High: 110-129
High: 130
Comments: Test must be ordered; it is not included in the Lipid Panel

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 06, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514